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    Originally posted by varg View Post
    I see plenty of weight reduction effort there, but tbh the first thing I noticed was the rear tire. That bike wants to get down in those corners, and consumables are so cheap on the little bikes, I'm just encouraging some track use and twisty road outings. The corners are where the fun begins and the track is the safest place to push.
    riding down to Alice's with a friend on tuesday

    other than that, i live and work in san francisco and there just aren't a lot of twisties to be found in the city proper
    past:
    1989 325is (learner shitbox)
    1986 325e (turbo dorito)
    1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
    current:
    1985 323i baur (project to resume soon...)
    2013 ninja 300 (way more fun than a car)

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      Originally posted by decay View Post
      riding down to Alice's with a friend on tuesday

      other than that, i live and work in san francisco and there just aren't a lot of twisties to be found in the city proper
      not much at all but hooooo boy are there some good roads once you get out into the hills
      1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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        Originally posted by wworm View Post
        not much at all but hooooo boy are there some good roads once you get out into the hills
        the route i usually take with my friend is 1 south from the city, rest stop at the taco bell in pacifica, then to alice's, and back to the city through the middle of the peninsula

        there is one route home from work i've been planning but when the club lets out and we close and i'm going home at 4AM i'm usually too fatigued for "fun" riding... but i'll use one of those ride-mapping apps to show it if we ever have an "easy" night (ha)

        but yeah, that's the other reason i was happy to get the bike fixed; don't really feel great about showing up to ride with your friends with damaged fairings, even if they weren't my fault
        past:
        1989 325is (learner shitbox)
        1986 325e (turbo dorito)
        1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
        current:
        1985 323i baur (project to resume soon...)
        2013 ninja 300 (way more fun than a car)

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          varg, i just got texted to join a group ride with a couple of guys on RC390s tomorrow

          stand by for new sidewall pics, and stories of thumper defeat :P
          past:
          1989 325is (learner shitbox)
          1986 325e (turbo dorito)
          1991 318ic (5-lug ITB)
          current:
          1985 323i baur (project to resume soon...)
          2013 ninja 300 (way more fun than a car)

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            Here's a photo of my 2010 Yamaha FZ6 S2 and 2015 Yamaha FZ 09. I can say I'm a Yammie girl.;D
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              if I were to get another bike, I really like the fz09/7
              1990 325is
              m52b28
              3.73lsd
              g260 (1987 325is 5spd tranny)

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                The 888 got rego and I got my full licence, first time the bike has been ridden since 2001.

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                  How is it? Looks clean. I've never ridden an old Ducati, neat bikes though.
                  @turbovarg
                  '91 318is, M20B25, T3/T04E 60 trim (15psi), megasquirt, coilovers, Z3 rack, cold AC
                  [b u i l d]
                  [Car of the month: April 2018]

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                    Originally posted by varg View Post
                    How is it? Looks clean. I've never ridden an old Ducati, neat bikes though.
                    Unbelievable. Totally unrefined, raw, and sketchy fast. It's heavy (compared to new things) but hides the weight reasonably well. I don't have an airbox, just an open filter; so when I'm on the throttle I can't hear the exhaust, only the intake. It's so good.
                    To put it in perspective, I had it out the other night for the first spirited ride, went to dip the clutch to pop the front wheel but instead just lay a fat burnout down the street. I lifted a bit so it gripped, then went back on it, and lofted the front wheel up. That's for a bike made in 1992.

                    If you can find one to ride, do so. It's a lot of fun.
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